The migration journey and mental health: Evidence from Venezuelan forced migration

Haley Carroll, Marta Luzes, Luisa Feline Freier, Matthew D. Bird

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Using migration of Venezuelans to Peru as a case example, we surveyed migrants on mental health and migration factors at the Ecuador-Peru border.• Pre-migration: No factors associated with anxiety; choosing Peru for safety or expected respect for Venezuelans increased odds of depression.• Migration: Walking and education increased odds of anxiety; choosing Peru decreased odds of anxiety; being pregnant increased odds of depression.•Link between migration factors and mental health is concerning, as the associated distress may influence post-migration mental health.•More work is needed to understand the influence of the journey on the mental health outcomes of migrants over time.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo100551
Número de páginas11
PublicaciónSSM - Population Health
Fecha en línea anticipada5 feb. 2020
EstadoPublicada - abr. 2020

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Funding Information:
The mentors on the project, Drs. Bird and Freier, were supported on a VRI grant received from the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru). Ms. Luzes, the research coordinator and data analyst on the project, was also supported by the PPA grant from the Universidad del Pacífico . Finally, Dr. Carroll's efforts to prepare the manuscript were supported by T32 MH116140-02. The sponsors had no role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the articles; and in the decision to submit it for publication.

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